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Dec 8, 2008

six of one...

You know how sometimes you wish you could watch a movie again for the first time? How you were totally blown away by a movie and even though you still like (or even love) it, it never holds as much power as it did during that first viewing and you'd love to recapture that?

Well, my friends, if you feel this way about Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later then you're in luck! Check out the 1988 flick Primal Rage and all your needs will be fulfilled.

That is, of course, if you find yourself saying "Gee, I really love 28 Days Later but I wish it took place quietly on a college campus. And I wish the characters were fairly irritating and they'd do really nonsensical things. And I wish that there was an awful '80s soundtrack that consisted mostly of one song played over and over again. And I wish that there was really no urgency to the proceedings, even when three rage-infected rapists run around at a Halloween party killing people...basically, I wish 28 Days Later was a fair-to-middling, mildly entertaining '80s movie that doesn't capitalize on a good concept, even though it has decent enough gore!"

7 comments:

Slayton said...

Am I the only one who thought that 28 Days Later was utterly retarded, unintentionally hilarious, derivative and not scary or tense in the least?

B.E. Earl said...

...and Bo Svenson. That's always a plus.

Fox said...

I didn't like 28 Days Later, but this sounds necessary. Though it isn't on Netflix (yet), you can swipe it at Ebay for $3.00!!

Arbogast said...

Am I the only one who thought that 28 Days Later was utterly retarded...

Watch out, Stacie... there's a new Final Girl in town. And she's not loaded down with irony!

Stacie Ponder said...

Ahh, I forgot to mention the ponytailed Bo Svenson-ness of the affair. Truly, a bonus.

Slayton, I'm sure you're not the only one. Why, even movies as widely loved and lauded as Shark Attack 3: Megalodon have their detractors.

Arbo, I'm also loaded down with cynicism and Yogurt Burst Cheerios, so it was only a matter of time before some whipper snapper came sprinting past.

Snarf said...

What?

"...even movies as widely loved and lauded as Shark Attack 3: Megalodon have their detractors." ?

I'll have to see again to check if that makes sense...

Pierce said...

Thats pure sarcasm, everybody loves Shark Attack 3: Megalodon.

Sadly I can't yet comment on Primal rage, but I now soon hope to! Hopefully it fills me with Primal Glee.